Archive for March 1st, 2011

PA Marcellus Gas Drillers Close to Recycling 100 Percent of Wastewater, Now Use Just a Few Chemicals in Fracking

One of the chief objections of those who oppose drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is the amount of water used in drilling—an average of 3-4 million gallons per well. Environmentalists raise the alarm of sourcing the water from rivers and streams, and the disposal of what’s left over. Here’s how the numbers […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Provides Devastating Critique of NYT Anti-Gas Article

Below is a detailed response from the Marcellus Shale Coalition to the New York Times “hit piece” on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale (see MDN’s review of that article here).

Will PA Merge DEP and DCNR to Oversee Marcellus Shale Drilling?

The rumor mill has been working overtime in Harrisburg, PA with talk that newly minted Gov. Tom Corbett is planning to merge two state agencies that oversee drilling in the Marcellus Shale into one. Corbett officials are trying to tamp down the rumors:

PPG Chemical Plant in Marshall County, WV Gets a $50M Marcellus Shale Payday

PPG Industries, a $12 billion global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass, is about to get another $50 million from the gas beneath one of it’s chemical plants located in Marshall County, WV.

New Marcellus Shale Gas Pipeline Coming to Preston County, WV

A new Marcellus Shale gas pipeline is coming to Preston County, WV which will ultimately mean more drilling in the region.


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